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Brewed by Hanssens Artisanaal
Style: Lambic Style - Gueuze
Dworp, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 932   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
As with all Gueuzes, Hanssens is a mixture of several vintages to produce a lambic which is refreshingly fruity.

This is the result of blending different lambics of different ages. The second fermentation takes place inside the bottles and therefore they are stored for minimum six months in constant temperature kept cellars.



3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JAN 15, 2006
The predominant flavor here is grape skins--Concord grape skins, with exactly the same sort of bitterness and same fruit qualities. I happened to like this a lot.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2006
Clear golden-straw body with light carbonation and a sparse, soapy white head. Complex and pungent aroma of tart pineapple and lemon, leather, furniture polish, pine needles and herbs. Flavor is like strong lemonade made from overripe lemons plus tart apples and a musty, cellar-like aspect. Very tart but also has a juicy, refreshing quality. Good, but I didn’t immediately fall in love with it like I do with some gueuzes.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - DEC 12, 2005
Bottle from Oct 2005 tasting - dont know vintage. Dark orange and hazy pour. Big aroma of barny funk and tart apple. More tart apple cidery and light malt flavors. Good dose of that funk and some spices. A bit acidic, and very drinkable.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lubiere (10094) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 10, 2005
1987: Hazy orange gueuze with a thin white head. Wonderfull full aroma with orange zest, animal musk, soil in a cave, and the inevitable horseblanket. In mouth, divine acidity, intense and wonderful in mouth with notes of sour cherries and earth. Rich and complex marriage of lactic and acetic acids. Terribly good. (10-4-9-5-18). Thanks Joris!
2005: Opalescent clear orange amber gueuze with thick white head. Intense horseblanket aroma with grapefruit pulp, freshly pressed. Lighter bodied than 1987 version . more citric acid. Lot more citrusy, Very Refreshing (8-4-8-4-16). Bought at brewery April 2005. (Tasting June 2005, with Dumdum)

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bart (2940) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 2, 2005
Yellow-amber colour, creamy withe head, lots of sprankling. Sour aroma, yet fruity. Palate is sour, with some herby touches. Finish stays sour. What a beer, I love this one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoshuaB (474) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - NOV 27, 2005
Yes Clark, I liked this one but no, I would not buy it. Nice apple thing goin on here.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
joshuah (37) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - NOV 27, 2005
Shared this 750ml bottle with Suiiy, Joshuab and ClarkVV. Smelled like Hay and a horse barn. Very tasty with a good sour finish. Best beer I’ve ever had.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - NOV 26, 2005
750ml bottle shared with clarkvv. Pours a light orange with a fizzy white head. Nose is yeasty and grassy, barnyard maneur smell. Taste is very fresh with a light sourness to it. Lots of yeast and grass here too.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Veer (362) - Landskrona, SWEDEN - NOV 6, 2005
Aroma: sour, soapy, currants, unripe gooseberries, baby powder, cask, wheat leaves. Orange, half-clear, head dissipates instantly (white). Sour, burnt, some hidden sweetness, slightly bitter, lactic. Sweet and metallic aftertaste. Harsh, sharp, acrid in the throat, chemical, very fresh somehow. Feels sticky and malty after a while.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (4842) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - OCT 31, 2005
Bottle: Sour apple aroma with light vinegar. Pours a transparent golden-orange with an insignificant white head. Sour apple flavor with light woodiness in the finish. Not as tart as some of the big guys. Light cider flavor in the background.


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